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New Mexico Lobos Face the Illinois State Redbirds: NCAA Basketball Odds and Betting Trends

The New Mexico Lobos hope to send their betting backers to the pay window on Saturday as they look to cover the point spread at Redbird Arena against the Illinois State Redbirds.

New Mexico Lobos vs Illinois State Redbirds Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Illinois State Redbirds are 3-2 so far on the season, and 2-2 ATS vs the number. The New Mexico Lobos, meanwhile, are 5-2 and 2-3 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Illinois State go 3-1 and the New Mexico Lobos go 2-3 on betting totals.

According to new college basketball power rankings here at Odds Shark, it's the No. 47-ranked Illinois State Redbirds and the No. 245-rated New Mexico Lobos in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Rebounding is always a key handicapping betting consideration and New Mexico is ranked No. 233 in NCAA basketball at 33.17 per game. Contrast that with Illinois State's No. 181 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Illinois State is the No. 147-ranked team in the country at 7.2 per game, while New Mexico rates No. 260 at 3.57 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Elijah Brown scored 13 points leading the Lobos to a 64-55 victory over Abilene Christian at The Pit on Wednesday.

Betting Trends
  • New Mexico is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
  • New Mexico is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
  • New Mexico is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games on the road
  • Illinois State is 12-6 SU in its last 18 games
  • Illinois State is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

New Mexico home to UTEP, Wednesday, December 7th
Illinois State at Tulsa, Wednesday, December 7th